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La Voix Humaine (The Human Voice)

Ivo van Hove/Toneelgroep Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

March 2-5, 2011 | $45 | Enwave Theatre | 70 min.

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Canadian Premiere

One of the world's few great solo pieces written for a woman.

The French poet, author and filmmaker Jean Cocteau wrote La Voix Humaine as a monologue in 1927. Ivo van Hove revolutionizes this stunning play, which centres around one last desperate phone call. The premise is both simple and agonizing: a young woman receives a call from the lover who abandoned her. This is the last time they will speak to one another.

A contemporary approach to a timeless situation, this tour-de-force by renowned Dutch director Van Hove is both voyeuristic and heart-breaking. Expertly performed by one of The Netherlands' most celebrated stage actresses, Halina Reijn.

Performed in Dutch with English surtitles.

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Comite Jean Cocteau

Avec l'aimable autorisation de M. Pierre Bergé, président du Comité Jean Cocteau

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